Stanford, CA

Stanford University | Governor's Corner


Structural Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering


Key Info

Houses 800 students22-acre site


The project houses 800 students and is located on 22 acres at the northwest corner of Lake Lagunita on the Stanford campus. Three distinct housing types were provided: independent houses, connected houses and suite housing, in addition to separate eating clubs, a program center and a multipurpose dining/performance center. Rutherford + Chekene provided structural and geotechnical engineering. Structural engineering, provided for the design of all the wood-framed buildings and their foundations, utilized shallow spread footings and deep drilled piers. The project was completed in five overlapping phases.Recently, R+C provided structural engineering services for a preliminary reuse and expansion study at the housing campus.


Leavening peerless structural engineering skill with humor, philosophy, people skills and, above all, a consummate understanding of San Francisco's permitting process, [Alan] saw this project through.